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Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

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Elizabeth, Samuel, Bryan and Noah Shaw amid Texas bluebonnets on Easter Sunday. Samuel was conceived with in vitro fertilization so he would not suffer from the hereditary cancer that afflicted Noah. Courtesy of Elizabeth Shaw hide caption

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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

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Joscelyn Benninghoff, 10, goes over the results of her cholesterol test with her mother Elizabeth Duruz (right) and Dr. Elaine Urbina at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2011. Al Behrman/AP hide caption

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Mammograms are a key screening tool for breast cancer. But critics say they're not good enough. Salih Dastan/iStockphoto hide caption

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Insurers still charge copays for some contraceptives. Laura Garca/iStockphoto hide caption

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Stacy Riggs of Fairfax, Va., is prepped for a screening for atrial fibrillation by Life Line Screening medical assistant Kennea Blake at Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, Va. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Some Health Screenings May Harm More Than Help

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